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2 days ago

Microsoft Garage launches a bunch of new Android apps

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Microsoft Garage, a division of the company that allows their employees to work on any project they desire, has released a bunch of new apps specifically for Android devices this week as part of a new effort to show the general public what their employees are working on in their spare time. Here's a quick round up of what's available.

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2 days ago

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 video walkthrough

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We got a quick first look at the new Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 a couple of weeks back at the grand launch event in London. Press launches are never, ever, the best place to get to know a new device properly so we've got one in for review to spend some quality time with it. We've got the 10-inch version here, so no projector to play with, but that and the QHD display aside it's pretty much identical to the bigger Yoga 2 Pro.

So it's time to break it out and take a closer look.

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2 days ago

Rovio's LVL11 publishing arm takes off with obstacle-dodging game called Retry

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Want to fill the void left behind by Flappy Bird? Rovio may have the solution with Retry, a game that involves steering an out-of-control plane through a series of challenging obstacles.

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2 days ago

Hearthstone set to arrive on Android tablets by the end of this year

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Blizzard has already confirmed that Hearthstone is coming to Android, for both tablets and smartphones, but those on the former could see the popular title arrive before 2015. According to a new Hearthstone blog post, the team have almost completed work on the Android tablet version.

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2 days ago

Huawei giving away Honor 6 in preparation of European launch

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Huawei has launched a new landing page for the Honor 6, which will soon be launching in Europe. As well as a new countdown clock and some details about the octa-core sporting device, the company will be giving away 50 smartphones to those who register with their email address, putting the marketing in the hands of eager consumers.

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2 days ago

It's not you, Google+ and Hangouts are down for everyone [Update: back online]

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Update: And the services are working again. Now you can get back to looking at cat gifs.

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2 days ago

Sony reportedly considers slashing smartphone sales targets once again

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Sony simply cannot catch a break. After announcing a $2.1 billion loss and a move to restructure its mobile division last quarter, it now looks like the brand will lower its smartphone sales targets for the financial year.

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3 days ago

Moto 360 chargers now in stock on Google Play

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Google Play is following Best Buy in stocking spare Moto 360 Chargers. You can pick up the Qi wireless charger for a cool $39.99 from the Google Play store here.

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3 days ago

Samsung China introduces low-end Galaxy Core Max

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Samsung introduced a new member of the Galaxy Core series this week, but don't get your hopes up. Detailed on Samsung China's website, the handset is called the Galaxy Core Max and is a relatively low-end affair.

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3 days ago

Moto 360 update lightens your mood, brings better battery life, displays accurate time

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Just like the LG G Watch, Motorola's smartwatch is also getting an update that brings some improvements to Android Wear while being more battery efficient in the process. With the new Moto 360 update, a Smart Battery Saving feature automatically turns off ambient mode after your battery drops to 15 percent. Other features include more accurate time, mood lighting while charging, and a new gesture to see the full watch face without dismissing the notifications.

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3 days ago

Expansys lists mid-range Xperia E3 for $139.99 unlocked

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Looking for a deal on an unlocked mid-range Android device? Online retailer Expansys has just listed the Sony Xperia E3 for $139.99, discounting the handset from its original $199.99 price point.

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3 days ago

Eye Experience coming to Verizon HTC One M8 owners as early as tomorrow

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Verizon owners of the HTC One M8 will be getting a new firmware update for their phones as early as tomorrow. HTC's Mo Versi had let followers know on Twitter that the Eye Experience software update is getting technical approval and could launch as soon as tomorrow at noon. The software brings some of the camera features that debuted on the HTC Desire Eye.

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3 days ago

Android Wear version 4.4W.2 rolling out with subtle notification tweak, building blocks for future features

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A new version of Android Wear, 4.4W.2, is rolling out to watches with some extremely subtle tweaks. The new update (software KNX01Q on our LG G Watch) honestly doesn't seem to change much, but there are two user-facing features that are of note — the ability to "dismiss" the top notification from your watch face, and a new "Play Music" command. There are also a couple of back-end changes that hint at future features.

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3 days ago

Earth View from Google Maps for Chrome

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The Chrome browser is an ever-changing window into the internet, but the browser itself can look kind of… well… bland, sometimes. Lots of white. Well, Google seems to have noticed, or at least the Google Maps team has, and they released an extension to help mix it up a little.

Enter Earth View from Google Maps.

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3 days ago

Mario Queiroz waxes poetic on the future of Chromecast

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Remember that FCC filing for a new Chromecast? If that wasn't enough evidence for you, a second iteration of the device was just hinted at by Google's VP of product management, Mario Queiroz.

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